Comic artist Steve Beckett lands in Kerrang – and so do many others

Ace cartoonist Steve Beckett has landed a new comics commission – in the first Kerrang Komic, published as part of Britain’s top selling Heavy Metal music magazine.

On sale today, Steve is drawing Muse, who become the victim of their own stupidity.

The massive comic section includes all many music stars as you’ve never seen them before, including Bring Me The Horizon, Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Slash and Biffy Clyro.

Edited by James McMahon, other comic creators involved include Sarah Burgess, Marc Ellerby, John Grieve, Ben Holliday, Phillip Marsden (drawing the MCR strip, about their pet unicorn), Julia Scheele , Jon Scrivens (who provides the cover of the comic), Neil Slorance and Simon Young.

Steve Beckett is also keeping busy with a number of commissions, finishing off the final of three new Brassneck comics for the 2014 Dandy Annual, (“I’m hoping this won’t be my last opportunity to write and draw the metal maniac since his recent reboot over at the brand new digital Dandy,”he says); and working on
new Oscar’s Orc Army for TOXIC magazine.

More on the new issue of Kerrang – cover dated 6th February 2013 – here

• Steve Beckett’s Official web site:

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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1 reply

  1. Rather annoying that as an artist you are only able to put yourself forward for Kerrang commissions via twitter. If you aren’t on Twitter you have zero chance of being involved. Shame.

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